Portland Bartenders Shake It Up for Charity

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Portland Bartenders Shake It Up for Charity

Published 01/05/2010

(Portland, Oregon) -  Local mixologists will once again bring their cocktail skills and savvy to a shaker-to-shaker showdown at the Jupiter Hotel’s DreamTENT for the second annual Iron Bartender competition. The event benefits the Children’s Relief Nursery and will be held Thursday, January 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and include tastes of each competing cocktail, appetizers, live music and a raffle. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Children’s Relief Nursery at 503-283-4776 or online at www.crn4kids.org.

Lucy Brennan, owner of Mint and 820, Drew Carney from KGW-TV, and Karen Foley from Imbibe Magazine will serve as the evening’s “celebrity judges,” putting the competition through its paces in a challenging mix-off that includes a secret ingredient revealed the night of the event. Event guests play a role in the fun by sampling the creations and casting their votes for the “People’s Choice” award.

Local mixologists include Neil Kopplin of Clyde Common, Dave Shenaut of Teardrop Lounge, Jacob Grier of Carlyle Restaurant and Evan Zimmerman of Laurelhurst Market. The winning cocktail recipe will be featured at the Children’s Relief Nursery’s signature fundraising event, Portland’s Original Iron Chef held annually each Spring.
“We’re looking forward to a fun evening and the chance to make new friends and build new supporters,” said Chris Otis, Children’s Relief Nursery’s executive director. ” We want to thank the Jupiter Hotel for hosting us a second year and to all our participants and sponsors.”
“This event is perfect for our DreamTENT, a lofty urban event space in our covered courtyard where guests and visitors can indulge in urban life,” said co-owner Tod Breslau. “We love hosting this event and introducing young professionals to a charity that helps families in crisis in our community.”
The evening’s sponsors include: Knowledge Learning Center, Weir Cyclery and the Stewart Foundation. Partners in the event: Doug Fir Lounge, Bon Appetite Catering, House Spirits Distillery and Oregon Bartender’s Guild.

Our mission is to prevent abuse and neglect in children birth through four by partnering with caregivers committed to strengthening their families. We provide services to families with challenging life circumstances. Our emphasis is on secure, sage and stable parent child relationships and the social/emotional well-being of the youngest and most vulnerable of children. CRN has a range of services which include therapeutic classrooms, respite care, parenting classes, music and art curriculums, mental health intervention (infant-toddler mental health and Child Parent Psychotherapy), home visiting, intensive case management, child development and family risk factor assessments. For more information, visit www.crn4kids.org.

With 81 modern, hotel guestrooms, including the DreamSUITE, the Jupiter is a destination for modern travelers, cultural creatives and anyone who enjoys indulging in urban life. The Jupiter offers affordable room rates and a creative energy that connects guests to the vibrancy of Portland. With hotel amenities from Wack Salon and Massage Spa on site to rooms with iPod Dock, down comforters, pillow-top queen beds and complimentary Wifi, the Jupiter is a destination for travelers looking for a unique experience in urban hospitality. The Jupiter has been featured nationally in a wide range of publications from Elle Décor Magazine, and Travel + Leisure, to the New York Times travel section, Food and Wine’s “Go List’ of the best restaurants and hotels in the world and Condé Nast Traveler’s annual “Hot List” of the world’s best new hotels. GQ chose the Jupiter as one of 4 best “new-old hotels” and the Jupiter Hotel received the Portland Business Alliance’s Top Ten Growth Awards. The adjacent Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and offers cutting edge musical acts every night in its underground music venue. The Jupiter Hotel is located at 800 E. Burnside, Portland, OR. For further information or to make a reservation, visit www.jupiterhotel.com or call 503-230-9200 or 877-800-0004.



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